6 Best Microwave Oven Under Rs. 10000

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If you are one of those people who use a microwave oven for re-heating, basic baking and grilling, you will get exactly what you need in Rs. 10000/-  Here, we take a look at some of the best choices within this price range. While some are just grill-microwave, most of them are convection microwave ovens that have all standard features.

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Best Microwave Oven Under Rs. 10000

Panasonic 20 L Grill Microwave Oven (NN-GT221WF, White)

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With 20 litre capacity and basic grill and microwave function, this is an oven suitable for families with 3-4 members.

As it doesn’t have convection, you may not be able to use it for baking. But works fine for re-heating and for making coffee, tea, pizza and grilling.
The combination of microwave+grill makes it easier to grill fish, chicken and meat with right level of browning and retaining moisture and succulent meat underneath.

The control is through membrane panel. As the time can be set in increments of 10 minutes, 1 minute and 10 seconds, it is fairly quick to set to desired time. You can also set the auto menu time as per weight of food and the time required will be automatically calculated by the oven.
The auto cook menu has 38 dishes and Indian menu has 26 dishes.

Overall, this is one of the basic microwave+grill that you can opt for which is fairly priced.

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Samsung 21 L Convection Microwave Oven (CE73JD-B/XTL, Black)

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With 21 L capacity, this convection microwave oven is a complete package for small families with less than 3-4 members.

The appliance is quite versatile as you can bake, grill, re-heat and defrost with it. The combination function of micro+grill and micro+oven makes cooking pretty quick too. With 800 Watt power, 30 seconds heating is sufficient enough to warm a plate of food to desired level.

The oven also has numerous pre-set menu categorized in to India’s best, tikka series, cafeteria, healthy cook, kids nutrition and veg series. The oven also has option to fast preheat and keep warm.

In the older version of Samsung Convection ovens, you had to set time in increments of 10 seconds, which was pretty tedious. Now, with this oven, they have buttons for 10 minute, 1 minute and 10 seconds increment which fastens the set up process.

Yet another advantage of the oven is ceramic enamel cavity. Not only is it extremely easy to clean, but its also scratch resistant and anti-bacterial. In fact, even if you clean it just once a week, the stains get removed easily.

The after sales service is also fairly prompt in most cities.

Overall, it is one of the versatile convection microwave ovens that you can buy at less than Rs. 10k.

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IFB 20 L Convection Microwave Oven (20SC2, Metallic Silver)

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With 1200+ user ratings, IFB 20SC2 is one of the popular convection microwave ovens that you can buy online.

The 20 L capacity is sufficient for families with less than 3-4 members. With 1200 watt power, this oven stands a notch above the previous Samsung microwave oven. Yet the price is almost in a similar range.

Being a convection microwave oven, you can bake, grill, heat, re-heat, defrost and cook various food of your choice. The preset menu include bread snack, beverage, rice, tandoori, stuffed vegetables, desi masala mix and Desi. The combination of microwave, grill and convection too has 4 settings where you can set temperature from 110 to 200 degree Celsius.

Talking about the controls, the membrane touch keypad is sensitive and it is fairly intuitive and easy to choose the desired settings.

The interiors are made of stainless steel. Its advantage is that heat is reflected well and food is heated up much more uniformly. But on the flip side, you will have to wipe off the oil splashes while grilling soon after cooking to ease the cleaning process.

Talking about the performance, the oven is fairly efficient in all cooking functions. However, do take care to inspect it thoroughly at the time of receiving it as there are complaints of damages during transit.

A precise comment about the after sales service cannot be made as it depends on the area where you live. While many users living are satisfied with the after sales service, that is not quite the case with all.

Overall, with a budget friendly price tag, 1 year product warranty and 3 year warranty on magnetron, it is an oven worth considering.

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LG 20 L Grill Microwave Oven (MH2044DB, Black)

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LG ovens are generally expensive. Their convection ovens generally come with a price tag of above Rs. 10000/- But their solo and grill microwave ovens fall within this price range.

This LG MH2044DB has been receiving rave reviews from customers. Though quite basic, it takes care of all intended functions perfectly.

As the name suggests, in this oven, you have microwave, grill and combination function with which you can reheat, grill, defrost and cook a few dishes. The unit also has a few preset menus.

Other functions include keep warm function whereby you can keep food warm inside for up to 90 minutes.

An advantage of LG ovens is that it uses quartz heater while most other brands use sheath heater. With quartz heater, heating inside the cavity is much more uniform and quick. Also, it is concealed inside the body so you get more space inside and do not run the risk of burning your hands while handling utensils inside the oven. The interiors also have anti-bacterial coating.

Thanks to the energy saving feature, the display is turned off when the unit is not active for 5 minutes at a stretch.

Overall, if hassle free performance matters to you, then opt for this grill microwave oven with absolutely stunning reviews.

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IFB 20BC4 20-Litre 1200-Watt Convection Microwave Oven (Black)

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This is yet another option from IFB that is worth considering for a small family of less than 3-4 members.

Being a convection oven, plethora of cooking functions are possible with this oven. In addition to 71 auto-cook menus, it has very useful options like Steam Clean that eliminates grease from the oven interiors; Fermentation that helps with dough fermentation as well as curd making; Keep warm function that helps keep food warm for up to 90 minutes; Auto Reheat function and Weight defrost functions that uses weight to auto-calculate the time required for warming.

The control panel is a touch keypad with easy to touch buttons. As it has 10 minute, 1 minute 10 second and 1 second buttons, you can control the time settings comparatively easier.

Talking about the performance, the microwave output is 800 W, which is almost the standard that you can expect out of ovens in this price range. Cooking, grilling and baking is to expected level.

Most users are fairly satisfied with the product. But there are complaints of damaged product being delivered. Hence, take care to thoroughly inspect the oven at the time of delivery. Also, do a few try outs of baking and grilling within the return period so that you can be sure the oven works to your expectation. A few users have commented that they did not receive the starter kit that the company ought to provide.

Reviews of IFB’s after sales service is rather mixed. While it is good in a few cities, it is too poor in certain areas. Do check the local reviews before you take a plunge.

Overall, with 1 year product warranty and 3 years warranty on magnetron and cavity, this is definitely one of the better ovens that you can consider within the price range of Rs. 10000/-

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Morphy Richards 23 L Convection Microwave Oven (23MCG, Black)

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With a pretty stylish appearance and sleek control panel, this option from Morphy Richard has 23 L capacity, while most others in this price range have less than 20 l capacity.

Just like other convection ovens, it has options for microwave, grill and convection, in addition to combinations of the three. There is also a defrost option.

The control panel is comparatively sensitive to touch. But you will have to keep pressing the arrows to set the timer to desired level, which is a bit tedious.

Performance wise, the microwave comes with 800 watt power and the appliance is fairly efficient too. Operating it is also easy and intuitive.

Overall, if you are looking for larger oven with all basic functions, this option from Morphy Richard would be apt for you.

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